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Old 04-09-2013, 10:16 AM   #31
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Call around to some local machine shops.
Get some prices.
Call some mechanic shops, see who they use.
Down here 1300 is a round about price for a rebuild

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Old 04-11-2013, 01:38 AM   #32
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I am going to check with the machine shop in town and see how much it'll cost to bore the block 20 over then rebuild it myself.

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Old 04-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #33
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Here, I charge 12$ a hole.
Then looking at cleaning.
Cam bearings and freeze plugs.
Installing cam bearings and plugs.

I would say between 100-150
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #34
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Also don't count on it making .020 over
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Old 04-21-2013, 04:57 PM   #35
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I found my compression problem..... the piston is cracked.... the cylinder is not scratched and the ring lip is barely there so looks to me like I only need to replace the piston or pistons.
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Old 04-22-2013, 11:32 PM   #36
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Brutal, how does your valves/head look?
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:11 AM   #37
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Both look really good just in need of a good cleaning
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:16 AM   #38
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I would have it freshened up while it was off. Any idea what caused the piston failure?
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Old 04-23-2013, 10:29 AM   #39
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I'm not sure what caused the failure but I am putting new hypereutic pistons, rings, bearings etc in the engine..... might as well since its apart
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Old 05-01-2013, 12:03 AM   #40
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I am going to hone the cylinders in a few hours when I wake up and before I go into work. Then re assembly straits and hopefully I don't fudge something up and ruin all the hard work. So far I've only spent 420$ on this rebuild so not to bad.
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:02 AM   #41
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That's about what I spent on my rebuild. R u going to take the head to a machine shop to have it looked at? U made the right decision to repair and I wish u the best of luck. My rebuild gave me great power and better gas mileage. I'm happy I did it
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Old 05-01-2013, 11:42 AM   #42
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No I have inspected the block and it is still in great shape. I am also doing this rebuild in frame and am trying not to completely remove it. I am also hoping to have it back together tomorrow and maybe start it up Friday.
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Are you using cromoly rings or aluminum?
I asked about the head because I figured u might as well have it checked out and cleaned up while u have it off. Beats the Heck out of having to pull again at a later date.. then again, $#!+ happens..... Good luck man and there's not much u can mess up. Just torque to specs and u are good to go.
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Old 05-01-2013, 09:35 PM   #44
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Are you using cromoly rings or aluminum?
I asked about the head because I figured u might as well have it checked out and cleaned up while u have it off. Beats the Heck out of having to pull again at a later date.. then again, $#!+ happens..... Good luck man and there's not much u can mess up. Just torque to specs and u are good to go.

I am using Mahle Piston rings. They came with the pistons I ordered. I looked up the part number of 51869cp and summit racing shows they are cast iron rings. I do not know much about what material is the best? I am leaving the block in the jeep. I agree it would suck if the block just bailed on me but it looks great. I am hoping to finish honing and then start reassembly tomorrow. I also got CRC Sta-lube engine reassembly lube for the reassembly. My only question is do I use this lube on the pistons when I place them back in the cylinders or do I just use the same oil I will be running in it? I am also wondering if there is some kind of special oil I should use during the break in period? I was planning on using Castrol full synthetic 5w-30..... anyone have any opinions on this idea?
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I'm going to try to finish putting the engine together and start it tonight.... wish me luck that everything works out fine
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Happy thoughts and prayers are heading your way
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Old 05-07-2013, 02:53 PM   #47
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Engine completed and purring like a kitten now. It is running great and no leaks in sight. It will be under high surveillance during the break in period and I will keep posting any changes.
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How many miles have you put on your engine since you reworked it and how's it running?
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:49 PM   #50
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400-500 and it runs just like new off the showroom floor

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